Short guy dating short girl
When asked how they navigate dating apps as a tall person, most of the single women I talked to said that they lay it all out upfront.
“I once went on a date with a girl who literally was 5 feet tall,” said Michelle, 5’11, “and I felt uncomfortably tall.
“In the bio sections I’ll usually name my most marked characteristics (goofy, thoughtful, kind) and include ‘tall’ right along with that.
In my case, I’ve realized I am more concerned with making sure that the man is aware of my size, especially because, in addition to being tall, I am also a size 14-16, so really there’s nothing small about me.”Middle school teasing aside, height preferences in the dating world are related to a whole host of societal pressures worth unpacking.
A few of the women I asked shared a similar, imprecise equation, which factored height and width into the math of not feeling bigger. Despite simply wanting, honest to god, someone who is funny and caring and, okay, yes, has a nice haircut, I can’t help but do a certain sexual attraction calculus around how our bodies relate to each other.
My friend Matt, 5’7”, said, “I tend to date within my height range or shorter pretty organically.
I even went so far at one point as to share this great article by fellow tall queen, Ann Friedman, on Facebook as a sort of call to action for any short men who’d been waiting in the wings.
It received little response, and I’ve since classed up to thirst trapping on Instagram like a normal person.
I am just shy of six feet tall, but my hair often makes me appear 6’1.” Until my mid-twenties, I had a hard-and-fast “no one under six feet” rule.This is essential to know—it’s not just about shortness, but also skinniness.To be bigger than men is to worry that you’ll turn them off.”For many of us, it isn’t just about height.I decided not to hold that against all short men however, because I am as benevolent and admirable as I am leggy, and also, I decided that in a world where finding someone who checks off all of your boxes is hard enough, why discount someone for something they can’t control?Since then I’ve flirted, kissed and dated a whole variety of men and women of different heights.
I hear women talk about being attracted to taller men a lot.